Thursday, January 29, 2015
Positive spin (or in this case -- positive spiral)
The Patriots won the AFC Championship supposedly with under-inflated footballs. (As a result they beat Indianapolis 45-7 instead of 45-14.)
Football has become America’s favorite sport thanks to us and our leadership.
The Cowboys eliminated Detroit from the playoffs essentially thanks to one of the worst calls in history. And then it was discovered that the head of officiating had been on the Cowboys’ party bus.
We here at the NFL take great pride in presenting a product we can all be proud of.
An NFL player clocked his wife in an elevator, all captured by video, and the incident completely mishandled by the commissioner. The player ultimately was given a two game suspension.
Our players are role models for society.
Another player, (from the Carolina Panthers) was convicted of assaulting his ex-girlfriend and received no punishment from his team or the league.
An NFL quarterback served time for torturing animals but then returned to the league and was welcomed with open arms.
We at the NFL reward leadership.
A pro-bowler and former MVP of a Super Bowl was involved in stabbing two men.
The mission of Player Engagement is to optimize and revolutionize the personal and professional growth of football players through continuous guidance and support before, during and beyond their NFL experience.
In 2007 17 Minnesota Vikings were accused of throwing a sex party on a boat and doing things with dildos that usually require consent.
Our goal is to serve and assist as a resource for parents, coaches and athletes in using football as a catalyst to build and develop life skills for success.
There have been 715 arrests of NFL players since 2000 – 85 for domestic violence.
NFL Life provides current NFL players with personal and professional development resources, while supporting and educating players’ families to take full advantage of the opportunities afforded to them by their NFL experience.
The 2006 Cincinnati Bengals were in double-digits in player arrests. But in fairness, they haven’t had more than four a year since.
Above all else, we at the NFL promote good sportsmanship.
In 2012 the New Orleans Saints had a “bounty” system, cash bonuses for injuring opposing players.
So we hope you’ll enjoy this Sunday’s Super Bowl. On behalf of the altruistic owners, model citizen players, and hard working PR staff, we at the NFL will continue to dedicate ourselves to providing you with a product worthy of your allegiance and trust. (Hey, what are the chances we can get Janet Jackson to do the halftime show again?)